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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Lately, I've been doing 2 meals a day, both high in fat.  I like to hit the gym or do some form of exercise in the mornings most days fasted, where I usually come home and eat afterwards in that recovery window. I came across a post where... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 28, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Working out fasted is indeed your best bet.  You could also look at doing some CT as well.  Ideal would be to work out fasted while wearing an ice vest as this forces you to burn a lot of fuel quicker.   You could also skip the... (more)

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by 2407 · about 18 hours ago

Im VLC/ZC Keto adapted. If I touch carbs, PWO refeed or otherwise, even 50g, I get these symptoms: -Flush in the face -Foggy and sleepy -Irritable -HUNGRY Thing is, other things besides carbs that supposedly raise insulin give me the same... (more)

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Touch_the_Clouds 0 · June 14, 2012 at 10:45 AM

My experience with VLC/ZC led to adverse reactions to everything you mentioned and it got to the point that anything sweet triggered the same reaction, even artifical sweeteners that weren't supposed to. I'd also feel dizzy and nauseous and just... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

hi! I've been having issues with lchf, I can lose the initial stored carbs attached to water, but after that there seems to be a complete lack of weight loss/stall. ( on lchf for 2 years) Then with the addition of propranolol, a beta blocker, for... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 16, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Hi Alalia, it is possible for atypical things to happen anywhere in the population. It should absolutely be possible for a person to not lose weight while on a Low Carb High Fat diet(LCHF). Assuming a LCHF diet where you are controlling Calories... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Long time stalker, first time posting. I can't find information that pertains to my saliva cortisol test results, and am going a bit crazy over it. I sought out an integrative MD after years of severe fatigue and difficulty losing weight post... (more)

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VB 0 · June 03, 2014 at 7:14 AM

One questions and three comments:1. How did you test your cortisol levels? Did you have to take four separate blood tests during the day?Also, how about your cortisol in urine?2. Since you are fatigued, I would also test your insulin and glucose... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I am about to try an elemental diet to treat severe SIBO, leaky gut and slow-transit constipation. It will consist of: ~125g Hydrolyzed whey protein (a product called Dymatize ISO-100) ~25g Hydrolyzed collagen ~100-150g Dextrose... (more)

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pone 0 · May 04, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Alex0, so the interesting thing is your heart rhythm issues, particularly after going very low carb. The four main electrolytes play the critical role in each heartbeat. Calcium starts the closing process of each heartbeat, and sodium... (more)

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by 53 · about 18 hours ago

I'm confused about weight gain. So, say someone has a super healthy diet, and they eat 1 brownie a day for a month will they gain weight? Say they don't work out...I know if they worked out this generally wouldn't be a problem. I just don't get... (more)

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ramaboo 0 · March 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM

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by 188 · about 18 hours ago

I have read some experiences online from two diabetics that have seen a spike in blood sugar after consuming yacon syrup yet no one has confirmed that it doesn't spike blood sugar anecdotally (aside from some journals which I don't trust). Can... (more)

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danno 0 · January 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Yeah I would buy a glucometer if I didn't live in Latin America. Interesting that you've read stevia raises insulin, do you mind sharing some references for that? I found out that the two anecdotal references I'm referring to were using yacon... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I'm finally accepting that just cause something has been around for centuries and may be from nature that we shouldn't consume it. For example, avocados or milk. I'm starting to have an eating disorder to have clear skin. The amount of stress... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · October 11, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Eat the potato with some protein and plenty of fat and it won't spike your blood sugar as bad, And kids might not have what you consider hormone problems from it (mostly because their hormones aren't raging like they do in teens), but they... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I'm starting to become paranoid about what I eat...I mean I just started eat more healthy saturated fat and greatly limiting my omega 6 content, but still! I have read the theories on how high GI foods cause acne from spiking insulin, but how... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I'm starting to become paranoid about what I eat...I mean I just started eat more healthy saturated fat and greatly limiting my omega 6 content, but still! I have read the theories on how high GI foods cause acne from spiking insulin, but how... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · September 15, 2013 at 2:55 PM

you need to chillax with the multiple posts on the same topic every few hours. your asking questions people cannot answer, just fix your diet until the problem stops. if you get to a ideal diet and the problem persists then seek professional... (more)

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by 144 · about 18 hours ago

Heaps of information on how carbs are processed in the body; turned to sugar, stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, stored as fat if we have too much glycogen in liver and muscles... But what about fat? What is the process there? Does it... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · September 05, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Both fatty acids and glucose are converted into acetyl CoA and then go through the exact same process in the mitochondria to produce ATP (energy).

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by 91 · about 18 hours ago

I recently just read the Perfect Health Diet and for those of you that are familiar with it I need some advice as soon as possible. I am about to come off a 8 day water fast which I will probably never do again. And I am planning on breaking the... (more)

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Mash 0 · August 30, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Why not break your fast with a meal of meat and green vegetables, then start reintroducing starchy vegetables in subsequent meals.

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by 2303 · about 18 hours ago

The past week I have had an onset of new symptoms. Around the same time every day (8am, then at 10am) I get the really weak, dizzy, anxious, cold hands (ice!), headache. I started testing my blood sugar: Waking up 6am: 3.2mmol/l After... (more)

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Andrew_28 0 · August 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Obviously, there are many factors to evaluate and everyone's different. I'm not exactly sure where you are in your paleo diet, but I have suffered from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and feeling dizzy too. My dizzy spells started long before I... (more)

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by 60 · about 18 hours ago

I was reading a post on this website by Stephen Ross called "the ultimate hack" that included a number of studies linking poor insulin sensitivity to various health conditions. Now I'm wondering how related insulin sensitivity is to conditions... (more)

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by 15400 · about 18 hours ago

For those of you who don't feel like googling, there is a diet cure for type 2 diabetes implemented by the Newcastle University. Basically, it is a short-term (as short as 11 days) low-calory (600 calories) low-carb diet based on green... (more)

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Sataran 0 · August 09, 2013 at 3:48 AM

The study actually happened quite a while ago. It was controversial but was groundbreaking since it was really the first confirmed case of diabetes reversal. No, we're not talking about the End of Diabetes like Dr. Fuhrman says -- i.e., maintain... (more)

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by 215 · about 18 hours ago

Here's the link to the page http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.htm I thought that fat slowed digestion so that the glucose from the lactose enters your bloodstream slower? (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 02, 2013 at 12:02 AM

The resource they're drawing their information from is multiple studies using different subjects and thus different glycemic responses are to be expected. It's good for rough estimates of the glycemic index of foods, but not for close comparisons.... (more)

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by 35 · about 18 hours ago

Hey, Decided to take cinnamon capsules to increase insulin sensitivity. I wondered: How much cinnamon is the right amount, how much is to much? Thanks, Cas

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Matt_61 0 · July 10, 2013 at 9:44 AM

"The study was made up of 60 people with Type 2 diabetes who were divided into 6 groups of 10. Three groups received cinnamon in the form of capsules totaling 1, 3 or 6 grams of cinnamon a day. The other three groups received placebo capsules. The... (more)

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by 2944 · about 18 hours ago

Sometimes my hands get cold suddenly in the period after eating a reasonably large meal. This is in a post-exercise period. Would this phenomenon be insulin related? Have you had similar or different experience? Answers on a postcard s'il vous... (more)

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BGottfried 0 · July 16, 2013 at 3:51 PM

So, as always, there are a LOT of possible explanations out there, but two that seem more pertinent: -Hypothyroidism. Cold hands and feet after a meal are common complaints from people with underactive thyroids. Have you spoken with your doctor... (more)

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by 121 · about 18 hours ago

I was wondering about insulin response in regard to sweet taste vs. carbs vs. protein. Is the insulin response the same for all three, or does it differ in some way? Thanks!

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raydawg 0 · July 02, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Both protein and glucose trigger an insulin response, however, protein also triggeers glucagon, which lowers insulin, so glucose winds up having a larger response. The only macronutrient that does not cause an insulin response is fat.

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by 45 · about 18 hours ago

In February, I gave in to supplements and began taking 50mg zinc daily. My skin looked amazing: acne disappeared and skin became smooth. In May I stopped taking the pills because I don't think this form of zinc is healthy. I began eating 200... (more)

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elf27 0 · June 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM

what kind of "acne" are we talking? Is it all over your body and face? cheeks, forehead, mouth area, neck or body? Concentrated in one or two of those areas more than others? Is your acne pustules? cysts? small bumps that are not visible until... (more)

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by 2407 · about 18 hours ago

So, was hoping to start a list of all known supplements, foods, activities, and techniques to increases insulin sensitivity. Fire away.

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thhq 0 · June 17, 2013 at 3:43 AM

Last year my insulin resistance (LPIR) was extremely low. Possible causes: -healthy weight, constant within 5 lbs. -high seafood diet, especially high in clams and oysters. -daily exercise, averaging 3 hours/day walking or biking. -daily... (more)

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by 45 · about 18 hours ago

I'm 23, female, and I've had a very low sex drive for the past five years. It used to be quite high. I think things started going downhill when I developed binge eating disorder and depression at age 17. I'm insulin resistant and I wonder if... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · June 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I think it may depend on your weight. Get your BMI down to about 22 or something like that and you might feel sexy again. Also get enough sleep. Read porn or erotica - lots of women do. However does it matter if it's low? You're 23 so quite young... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

Hello - I am insulin resistant, ketogenic paleo, 35 year old woman. I have 15-30 pounds to lose. I lost the first 10 after going keto but now it won't budge. Doesn't matter what I do - lower carbs, higher, more exercise, couch potato, weights -... (more)

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August 0 · June 05, 2013 at 8:23 PM

The insulin resistance is very likely due to being ketogenic. When you are on a ketogenic diet, the liver still puts glucose out into the blood for the brain. Now, this glucose would not get to the brain were it not for insulin resistance. This... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

I've been VLC Paleo for 6 weeks. I was already gluten and dairy free. I am also practicing IF -- my eating window is 2pm to 8pm. I was excited to weigh myself after the first 4 weeks, expecting some fabulous weight loss results. I lost 4 pounds. I... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · May 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Not sure that a squeeze of lime juice is the problem. Do you exercise? 30 minutes of daily exercise and sunlight in addition to proper vitamin supplementation helped my hubby shed 25 lbs in 2 mos. But I notice that his weight loss is stalled when... (more)

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by 319 · about 18 hours ago

would it make a difference in achieving a state of ketosis if one was to consume high vs low gylcemic index carbs. for example: carb loading on oatmeal vs white bread in other words: how would the G.I. affect the rate of returning to ketosis... (more)

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August 0 · May 11, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Episode 160 of Robb Wolf's podcast- he interviews Kiefer about carb backloading, and the answer seems to be that high glycemic foods would get the glycogen replenishment over and done with quickly so that you can get back to your regularly... (more)

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